Chapters

Transcript

Video

Eating Disorders in Adolescents: Responding to the COVID-Linked Surge

Eating disorders (EDs) are part of the current emergency in children’s mental health, with pandemic-related factors that include social isolation, disrupted routines and excessive screen time. In this guide, Sara M. Buckelew, MD, MPH, debunks myths about which populations get EDs; offers keys to assessing patients and tips on talking to families; and describes inpatient treatment. Learn why pediatricians – who typically seek to reassure parents – may need to raise the alarm instead.

Related Presenters

Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH.

Sara Buckelew, MD, MPH

Adolescent medicine specialist
Director, Eating Disorders Program

Dr. Sara M. Buckelew is a specialist in adolescent medicine and a director of the UCSF Eating Disorders Program. Her focus is on caring for teenagers with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia. In research, she also ...

View Profile

Related Videos